Vita

BETH A. CAGLE

1500 Marlynn Drive, Apt #1, Charlotte, NC 28262

 EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education

M.A. English (Writing and Rhetoric Track)–University of North Carolina-Charlotte May 2000.

Creative Thesis: The Fearless Tattoo (original poetry) 4/00. Professor Robert W. Grey, M.F.A.

Advanced Creative Project, 4/96. Professor Nancy Kincaid, M.F.A.

B.A. Psychology–University of North Carolina-Charlotte August 1994 (cum laude)

B.A. English–University of North Carolina-Charlotte May 1993 (cum laude)

Teaching/Research Interests

Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction)

Oral History, early 1900s to mid 1950s

Positions in Writing & Editing

Co-editor of Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets, 7/05 to present

Co-editor of moonShine review short prose journal, 2/07 to present

Editor and Writing Consultant

Chair of the Anne Dowd Gilleylen Quarles Short Fiction Contest, Charlotte Writers’ Club, 10/06 to 1/07

Teaching/Literary Experience

Instructor, Cape Fear Community College, 8/01-12/01

ENG 131: Introduction to Literature

ENG 095: Reading/Composition Strategies in Developmental English

Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1/00-7/00 and 1/06 to Present

ENG 125: Creative Writing

COM 231: Public Speaking and Human Communication

ENG 114: Business Writing

ENG 101: Freshman Composition—Expository Writing

ENG 112: Argument-Based Research

Writing Center Tutor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College: assist students with college-level writing. 1/98-7/00 and 6/06 to present

Writing Center Tutor, UNC Charlotte: assist students with college-level writing. 9/99-5/00.

Writing Consultant, Personal editing and tutoring in the Charlotte community.

Reporter and Photographer, Lincoln Times-News, Lincolnton, NC, 8/88-11/89.

LITERARY PUBLICATION, PRESENTATION, & SERVICE

Literary Awards/Honors

First place, “Sacrament to the Artistry of Geisha Gaia” Shakespeare’s Monkey. Fall 2008. Simian Contest.

Plainsongs award poem, “Shadow Stalks.” Selected by Michael Catherwood, May 2005, Issue XXV. Hastings College, Hastings, NE, 2004.

First place, The Fearless Tattoo. Shadow Poetry’s Bi-annual Chapbook Competition, Summer 2003, Excelsior Springs, MO, 2003.

First Place, “Father’s Waning.” Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Contest, Charlotte, NC, 2000.

Honorable Mention, “Bottled Moons and Speckled Eggs.” The Writers’ Workshop 1996 National Poetry Contest, Asheville, NC, 1996.

Publication: Books

The Fearless Tattoo. Winner of Shadow Poetry’s 1st Bi-annual Chapbook Competition, Excelsior Springs, MO. Summer 2003.

Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets. Co-editor (with Richard Allen Taylor and Lisa Zerkle). Charlotte, NC, 2006 to present.

moonShine review. Co-editor, Biannual prose journal, Charlotte, NC, 2007 to present.

Poetry Publications

artisan. Wilmette, IL. 2001: “Mustang Lullaby, 1969.”

Blind Man’s Rainbow, Erie, PA. Fall 2003: “Story Telling at ‘Possum Trot Diner.”

Blue Collar Review, Norfolk, VA. Summer 2003: “On South Aspen Street.”

Erete’s Bloom, Tallahassee, FL. Winter 2004: “Bearing New Moons.” Fall 2003: “Blooming Gladiolas” (reprinted). Summer 2003: “Lust in a Carafe.”

Explorations 1996. University of Alaska Southeast. Juneau, AK. 1996: “Swallowing the Sun” (reprinted).

Hodge Podge Poetry, Shorewood, WI. Winter 1996: “Edge of Function.” Autumn 1996: “Trash Burning.”

Ibbetson Street, Issue 14,  Somerville, MA. 2003: “Fluidity.”

The ICONOCLAST Issue 80, Mohegan Lake, NY. 2003: “Identify.”

Iodine Poetry Journal, Charlotte, NC. Spring/Summer 2007:“Said the Red Oak to the West Wind”, “I’m through with backing up.” Spring/Summer 2004: “Farther’s Birthing.” Fall 2000: “Shades of Fall.”

Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC. Fall 2008.:“What You Did”, “Monkey-Junction Waffle House, 2 AM.” Fall 2000: “Something Smells in Sixela”, “Father’s Waning”, “Swallowing Storms.”

Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, Talleyville, DE. Spring & Summer 2005: “On the Home Front” (reprinted).

The Musing Place: Summer Storms, Chicago, IL. August 2003: “Flight of Fierce Night.”

New York Quarterly  New York, NY. Number 60, 2004: “Songs of the Brain: Three Days in Neuro-Intensive Care.”

Northern Stars Magazine, Powers, MI. November/December 2004: “Mt. Rainier at Midday.”

Oxford Magazine,  Miami University, Oxford, OH. May 2005: “Cleaning Crappie” (reprinted).  Old Red Kimono, Floyd College, Rome, GA. May 2005: “Between Worlds.”

Pig Iron, Family Issue, Youngstown, OH. January 2004: “The Bear” (reprinted).“Blooming Gladiolas” (reprinted).

Plainsongs, Hastings College, Hastings, NE. Plainsongs award poem. May 2005: “Shadow Stalks.” October 2005: “To Rae, Full of Life.”

Poetic Matrix letteR, Madera, CA. 2005: “prayer for the end of pain”, “After Neuro-surgery”, “Trellis Fountain.”

Poetry Depth Quarterly, North Highlands, CA. July, August, September, 2004: “Between Worlds” section from “Breathing Under Water.”

The Poet’s Pen: The Society of American Poets’ quarterly Sylvania, GA. Winter 2004: “Sunset Mountain at Twilight”, “Tiger Lilies.”

Red Wheelbarrow, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. Spring-Summer 2005: “Bottled.”

Rockford Review, Rockford, IL. Winter 2004: “Electroshock Therapy.”

Sensations Magazine, Secaucus, NJ. Winter 2005: “Blooming Gladiolas” (reprinted). Spring 2005: “Breathing Under Water”, “Fluidity” (reprinted), “My Private Mapplethorpe.” Winter 2003: “Portrait of a Corn Farmer”, “A Well Meaning Mother.”

Shadows & Light:  The Voices of CFIDS. Ed.T. Allen.  The Chronic Fatigue Immunological Deficiency Syndrome Association of America, Charlotte Chapter, 1993: “Swallowing the Sun.”

Shakespeare’s Monkey. Fall 2008:”Sacrament to the Artistry of Geisha Gaia.”

Slipstream 25, 25th anniversary edition, Niagra Falls, NY. Spring 2005: “On the Homefront.”

Spire Press Magazine, LaGuardia, NY. Fall 2003: “the cow pond.”

Split Shot Literary Magazine Suwanee, GA. Summer 2003: “Blooming Gladiolas”, “Cleaning Crappie.”

Splizz, Wales. December 2004: “In Tobacco Leaves I See.” September 2004: “The Bleeding Page.”

Strongbox on-line journal, Long Beach, CA. January 2005: “Biker Babe”, “In Tobacco Leaves I See” (reprinted), “Love Without Sex.” Spire Press Magazine, Bonus Issue: Sex, Spire Press. La Guardia, NY. January 2005: “Bottled Moons and Speckled Eggs.”

The Storyteller, Maynard, AZ. Oct/Nov/Dec 2004: “Father’s Visage.”

Tacenda Literary Publications, Port Angeles, WA. 2006: “Dry Cannon Falls in Early Afternoon”, “The Fearless Tattoo” (reprinted) prelude to The Fearless Tattoo chapbook, “Pain and Ecstasy.”

Thrift Poetic Arts Journal, Charlotte, NC. January 2005: “The Great Promised-Land Called God.” Summer 2004: “Out of Focus”, “Prerequisite to the Dead Throb of Anti-Change.”

Tulane Review New Orleans, LA. Spring 2003: “Fluidity.”

Verandah 18. Burwood, Australia. Summer 2003: “The Bear.”

Wildgoose Poetry Review, Central Piedmont Com. College, Charlotte, NC. Spring 2007: “Recovery.”

Willard & Maple: The Literary Magazine of Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Spring 2005: “Revisit.”

Other Literary Publication

“Child Psychology in Iran & Saudi Arabia: a decade of research in rapidly changing societies.” (research paper) The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 9. Dept. of Psychology, UNC Charlotte, 1995.

Poetry Presentations

Co-Emcee as Co-Editor of Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets, throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. 2006 to present.

Co-Emcee as a Co-Editor of moonShine review short prose journal reading event with Main Street Rag’s monthly presentations, Charlotte, NC. July 11, 2009.

Featured Reader. FemmeFest: Celebration of Women Writers and Artists. Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC. May 2009.

Featured Reader. Main Street Rag and Iodine Poetry Journal Presentation. Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC. March 2009.

Featured Reader. April Poetry Month Reading Events. Joseph-Beth Bookseller, Charlotte, NC. April 2009.

Editor panelist, The Poetry Connection by the Charlotte Writers’ Club. Starbucks, Charlotte, NC. Poetry event featuring publishing panel. 2008.

Featured Presenter. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum Poetry Circle. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum, Charlotte, NC. Photographs and new and selected poetry excerpts from The Fearless Tattoo (2003). 2008.
Featured Presenter. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum Poetry Circle. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum, Charlotte, NC. Photographs and new and selected poetry excerpts from The Fearless Tattoo (2003). 2007.
Publishing panelist, The Poetry Connection by the Charlotte Writers’ Club. Starbucks, Charlotte, NC. Poetry event featuring publishing panel. 5/19/07.

Featured reader, The Poetry Connection by the Charlotte Writers’ Club. Starbucks, Charlotte, NC. Poetry event featuring Kakalak Anthology editors. 1/13/07.

Featured Reader. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum Poetry Sharing Event. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum, Charlotte, NC. Poetry excerpts from The Fearless Tattoo (2003). 4/5/06.

Organizer and Emcee, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Poetry event featuring two local poets, D. Christopher Davis and Jonathan K. Rice, followed by an open mic. 6/28/04.

Featured Reader, Wordphoria: Live Word, Poetry & Music Festival, Charlotte, NC. Poetry excerpts from The Fearless Tattoo Creative Thesis, UNC Charlotte. 6/20/2000.

Featured Reader, Caffe Cafe, Inc., Charlotte, NC, Poetry. Poetry excerpts from Like Feathers in a Blue Womb Advanced Creative Project. 4/04/97.

Featured Reader, Dilworth Coffee House, Charlotte, NC. Poetry excerpts from Like Feathers in a Blue Womb Advanced Creative Project. 4/22/97.

Other Presentation and Community Project

Conference Presenter, “Child Psychology in Bulgaria, Rumania & Turkey.” Poster session presentation of research at The Central Carolina’s Conference in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Spring 1995.

Oral Histories Project: Collecting and researching oral histories from individuals who grew up from 1900 to 1960. 9/04 to present

Literary Service

Co-Editor, Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets, Charlotte, since July 2005

Co-Editor, moonShine review, Charlotte, since January 2007

Layout and Design Editor, The 1995 Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, UNC Charlotte, 1994-95.

Bits ‘n Pieces Editor, The University Times Student Newspaper, UNC Charlotte, 1990-91.

Co-Editor, The Gaston Governor Student Newsletter, Gaston College, 1989-90.

The 49er Times Representative, The Columbia Journalism Conference 1985, New York, NY. The 49er Times Student Newspaper, UNC Charlotte, March 1985.

News Editor and Training Editor, The 49er Times Student Newspaper, UNC Charlotte 1984-85.

VISUAL ART PUBLICATION, PRESENTATION, & SERVICE

Publications: Photography

Featured Artist: GSU Review, Atlanta, GA. Fall 2003. Color photograph: “Primary Passion.” Black & white photograph: “Seduction” “Nipple” “Perspective” “Under the Influence” “Subconscious” “Weaving.”

Maelstrom IV. Issue 3, Blakeslee, PA. 2003. “Graffitispeak” (b&w photograph) and “Identity” (photogram).

Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC. Spring 2005. “Anxiety” (b&w photograph).

Featured Artist: moonShine review Winter 2006. Charlotte, NC. (b&w photos)Descent Ascent”, “Wisteria Trellis”,.“Elegy to Ajax”, “Alexis Homeplace”, “Sci-Fi Moon Baby”, “Open Doors”, “Fall Spring”, “Seduction II”, “Psychosis”, “Stanly County Train Trestle”, “Graffitispeak” (reprinted), “Hurricane Floyd Aftermath, Oak Island, NC, Sept. 1999”, “Trespass”, “Artistic Energy”, “Dancing with Elvis” (revised & reprinted). “Perspective”, “Windows Can Fly”, “Procrastination” (reprinted), “Tea Cup Flowers.”

Monas Hieroglyphica, Essex, UK. 2003. “Identity.” (photogram).

Palo Alto Review, San Antonio, TX. Spring 2004. “Inner Strength” and “Procrastination” (b&w photo).

Runes III: Memory, Sausalito, CA. Winter Solstice 2003. “Dancing with Elvis” (b&w photograph).

Sanskrit Literary-Arts Publication, UNC Charlotte, 1992. “Sculpture” (photogram).

Thrift Poetic Arts Journal, Issue 5, Charlotte, NC. January 2005: “Personal Dimensions” and Summer 2004: “Fear Behind the Knife.” (b&w photography).

Photography Features, Presentations, and Exhibits

Featured Presenter. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum Poetry Circle. Barnes and Noble-Arboretum, Charlotte, NC. Photographs and new and selected poetry excerpts from The Fearless Tattoo (2003). 8/7/09.

Featured photographer in moonShine review Winter 2006. Charlotte, NC.

Featured photographer in GSU Review Fall 2003. Atlanta GA.

Photography exhibition and presentation, studio at the Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 6/28/04.

Photography exhibition, Smelly Cat Coffee House, Charlotte, NC, 6/3-25/04.

Photography exhibition, studio at the Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 5/04-06/04.

Conference Presenter, The Second Annual Madison Conference on English Studies, James Madison University. Poetry reading and photography presentation from chapbook, Thumbing Thru Anne Sexton, I Find Myself. 4/96.

ACADEMIA & ORGANIZATIONS

Academic Awards/Honors

Inductee, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 1996.

Inductee, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1991.

Senator of the Year, Gaston College Student Government Association, Spring, 1990.

Member, Chancellor’s Forum for the Top Ten Outstanding Freshmen, Spring, 1985.

Academic Service

Coordinator, Newspaper Staff Alumni Homecoming Celebration, UNC Charlotte, February 1996.

…….Volunteer, The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, Charlotte, NC, 1993-94.

Representative, 1990 North Carolina Community College SGA Conference, Raleigh, NC, Student Government Association of Gaston College, 4/90.

Senator, Newsletter editor, Photographer, and Scrapbook Editor, Student Government Association, Gaston County Community College, 1989-90.

Organizations (membership)

…….Charlotte Writers’ Club, since 2006

…….The Society of American Poets, since 2004

…….North Carolina Poetry Society, since 2003

…….The Academy of American Poets, since 1997

…….The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, 1997-98

…….Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, since 1996

…….Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, since 1991

…….Discovery Place Science Museum, Charlotte, NC, 1995-1998

…….The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, Charlotte, NC, 1993-2000

…….UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, since 1993

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